Unsettled weather en route for Ireland as winter as fully arrived

Ireland is set for some harsh weather this week as winter as fully arrived over the Emerald Isle.

Stormy conditions could potentially sweep the country as either Storm Deirdre or ex-hurricane Oscar arrive, but storms or not, the week is set to be a cold one.

Bundle up if you’re heading out trick-or-treating on Wednesday!

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On Sunday, Cathal Nolan of Midland Weather posted on Facebook:

⚠️STORM DEIRDRE/ HURRICANE OSCAR? ❄️COLD WEATHER UNTIL WEDNESDAY ❄️RISK OF ICE ⚠️Please Share Certainly the main...

Posted by Midland Weather Channel on Sunday, October 28, 2018

“Certainly the main focus for next weeks weather centres around the possibly stormy conditions that may develop through Thursday and into Friday as an Atlantic storm, possibly storm Deirdre or ex-hurricane Oscar, develops off the west coast before crossing the country.

"At present, the strongest winds would appear to be in the northwest of the country and along Atlantic coastal counties, however, there’s a considerable amount of time for the storms track and intensity to change, so do take notice of all weather forecasts and warnings."

"In the meantime, much colder conditions are expected across the country, with temperatures by night reaching as low as -4 or -5 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperatures are expected to rise to no more than 5-9 degrees Celsius, warmest in the west."

"Conditions are expected to be dry and bright in most areas today, however, clouds will increase along Atlantic coastal counties with some light outbreaks of rain expected here for bank holiday Monday. Across the Midlands and East, dry and sunny conditions are expected for Monday and Tuesday."

"All areas can expect to see some rain or showers on Wednesday before Thursday’s storm approaches, lasting well into Friday also."

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On Monday, Carlow Weather posted that any major storm threat to Ireland is "very low at present."

Few people asking about Hurricane #Oscar which is currently a Category 1 Hurricane in the Atlantic, it is expected to...

Posted by Carlow Weather on Monday, October 29, 2018

Irish Weather Online said on Sunday,  "This situation is by no means 'carved in stone' yet since we're dealing with a very distant hurricane (Oscar) that may continue to challenge the forecast models as it has been doing for the past 24 hours."

Monday, 29 October, 2018 Forecasts for Ireland The latest guidance for the potential storm at the end of the week is...

Posted by Irish Weather Online on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Ireland set for cold, potentially stormy weather this weekGetty